Being out and about with homemade baby food is no big deal. It’s as simple as toting around a bottle of milk or a little bag of snacks. And let’s face it….who doesn’t travel with snacks! The only extra step you have to take with homemade baby food is making sure it stays cold. I use a small little cooler to tote around my baby’s food. Just toss in an ice pack and we are out the door.
I love these little containers with lids. If you are using plastic containers try to find some that are BPA-free. This is a serious chemical that is leaking into our food….but that’s a whole other story!!
Most of the time when I make a batch of baby food I freeze everything into single serving size portions. You can do this in an ice cube tray or a baby food freezer container (again search for BPA-free). Once the food is frozen I transfer the wholesome goodies to a zip top bag, label and date.
When I leave the house for the day, I pack the frozen portion of food into containers and stash in the small cooler with an ice pack. The frozen food will slowly thaw and usually by lunch time it’s ready! It is very important to make sure that the food is kept cold until ready to serve because bacteria will have hay day!!!
For a trip that lasts several days, I make a couple of fresh batches of food the day before we leave town, pack in a cooler for the road trip and freeze the food once we arrive at our destination. Or most baby food will keep in the fridge or a cooler that is kept very cold for up to 3 -4 days.